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October 13, 2017

Painted Harvest Christmas Alternative

Painted Harvest Wreath


"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." Okay, it really isn't.  And it certainly doesn't feel like Christmas here in Northeast Oklahoma today.  I think the high temperature was 88 degrees.  We had the furnace on two nights ago, and now I am sitting here, stamping Christmas cards with the air conditioner going and drinking a glass of lemonade. Go figure.

But, that's enough about the weather.  Let's talk about this card.  A couple days ago I showed you how to make a really pretty autumn card using the Painted Harvest Stamp set.  Well, I like to try and find different ways to use my stamp sets so that I don't feel like I am confined to use them for one season. I have to admit that I am sure I am not the first person to have the idea that this set could be used as a Christmas wreath, and there are probably a thousand (or more) ideas out there on Pinterest that are similar.  But this is my spin on it.  Isn't it just so purty? (I am a Texan at heart y'all, deal with it.)

For those of you who like to watch the step-by-step tutorial (and can handle my Southern drawl and occasional sniffles due to my year-round allergies, as well as my little dog Maggie running through the house because the fat cat is tormenting her) here is a link to my YouTube channel (thanks for watching, give me a thumbs up, subscribe to my channel and please feel free to share my videos, if you so desire!)


Here is a list of the stuff I used to make the card, along with the measurements for everything:

  • Garden Green Cardstock - 4.25 x 11, scored on the long side at 5.5
  • Whisper White Cardstock - cut TWO at 4 x 5.25 (one to emboss for the outside, one for the inside of the card)
  • Red Glimmer paper - 3 1/8 x 4 3/8
  • Whisper White Cardstock -  2.75 x 4
  • Classic Stampin' Pad - Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red
  • Painted Harvest Stamp set
  • Snowflake Sentiments Stamp set
  • Holly Embossing folder 
  • Real Red 1/8" solid ribbon
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
  • Fast Fuse adhesive
  • Mini Glue dots

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September Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Layered Leaves watermark

Okay, it is FINALLY starting to feel more like fall, and I wanted to do another fall card.  This time, I decided that I wanted to use last month's Paper Pumpkin - Layered Leaves - to make something a little different that what the kit was intended for.  SO...this card was the result!  And since the weather is a little bit cooler (for today anyway!) and it's nearly the middle of October, I decided to break out the Cajun Craze. This is a color that doesn't get a whole lot of love from me the rest of the year, but it is definitely a fall-type color, so there you go! Watch my video below for the tutorial on how to make this super cute card using last month's Paper Pumpkin in an alternative way!


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  The supplies and measurements for this card are:

  • September Paper Pumpkin Kit*
  • 144783 Painted Harvest Stamp Set
  • 119684 Cajun Craze cardstock - 8.5 x 4.25, scored on the long side at 5.5 (basic A2 Card size)
  • 101650 Very Vanilla Cardstock - two pieces cut at 5.25 x 4, and one scrap large enough to cut a 2 5/8 center piece
  • 119686 Early Espresso Cardstock - 2 7/8 square
  • 126965 Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 126944 Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 126974 Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 144196 Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon -  about 9 inches or so.
  • 141897 Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • 143263 Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
  • 145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits - largest square in set
  • 126889 Stampin' Trimmer
  • 103579 Paper Snips
  • 129026 Fast Fuse Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

*If you are not a current subscriber to Paper Pumpkin and do not have this particular kit for the stamps that we used, you could also use any other leaf stamp set you might own.